The Stony Brook Seawolves (7-10, 2-1 AmEast) look to put an end to the five-game winning streak of Vermont when they head to Roy L Patrick Gymnasium to challenge the Catamounts (12-5, 2-0 AmEast). Tip-off is scheduled for 2 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 13, 2018, and it can be seen on ESPN 3.
Stony Brook Seawolves vs. Vermont Catamounts ATS Preview
In the Seawolves last contest, they lost to the Albany Great Danes, 78-65. Stony Brook’s Jaron Cornish had a solid performance, contributing 10 points, seven assists and five rebounds. Albany did a fantastic job of converting from the free throw line (14-17; 82.4 percent). Stony Brook, on the other hand, had a turnover percentage of 12.4 (better than their season average of 18.5).
The Catamounts hope to keep it rolling after defeating the Dartmouth Big Green in their last outing, 91-78. Vermont was lifted by Trae Bell-Haynes, who was the top scorer from either team with 27 points on 10-for-10 shooting. Vermont dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had an extraordinarily low turnover percentage of 7.0 (better than their season average of 15.5) and an offensive rebounding percentage of 21.7 (below their season average of 28.0). Dartmouth recorded marks of 22.4 and 16.7, respectively, for those same stats.
From an effective field goal percentage perspective, Vermont figures to have a substantial advantage. The elite Catamounts offense ranks 22nd in the nation in that metric at 0.568, while the porous Stony Brook defense is ranked 277th in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.526).
This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams, after the Catamounts won both contests last season. In the last matchup, Vermont won 66-51. The Catamounts dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had a free throw rate of 0.135 and a superb effective field goal percentage of 0.567. For those same stats, the Seawolves were 0.091 and 0.418, respectively.
Stony Brook Seawolves vs. Vermont Catamounts Free Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Stony Brook, ATS Winner – Stony Brook, O/U – Over
- The Seawolves rank 48th in three pointers allowed per game (19.7) while the Catamounts rank 103rd (21.3).
- Stony Brook ranks 27th in steals per game (8.2) while Vermont ranks 210th (3.6).
- The Catamounts rank second in rebounds allowed per game (28.1) while the Seawolves rank 164th (35.8).
- Stony Brook averages 15.5 assists per game, which ranks 66th in the nation. Vermont ranks 158th in assists allowed per game (14.2).
- The Catamounts average margin of victory in their last five games has been 10.4, up from 6.8 for the season.
- During their last five games, the Seawolves have scored an average of 68.4 points per game (4.6 below their season average) and allowed an average of 71.2 points per game (3.0 below their season average).